Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale
October 21, 2017 at 8pm
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Mischa Lefkowitz, violin
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D Major (Reformation)
Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist and international soloist Mischa Lefkowitz performs the first great romantic violin concerto, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major. The Orchestra performs Mendelssohn’s Bach-inspired Symphony No. 5, which integrates well-known hymn tunes from the composer’s church.
December 9 & 10, 2017 at 8pm
Classical and popular selections combine for a complete holiday celebration! Celebrate the 275th anniversary of Handel’s timeless masterwork Messiah, then enjoy Christmas and Chanukah songs, concluding with an audience sing-along of the season’s best known carols.
March 24, 2018 at 8pm
Winners of AVSOMC’s music competitions perform with the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra. Winners of the Gail Newby Concerto Competition and the Antelope Valley College Concerto/Aria Competition perform solos with orchestra. Bach Competition winners perform a recital prior to the concert.
May 19, 2018 at 8pm
Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody Aumna Iqbal, Mezzo soprano
Claude Debussy: “Sirènes” from Nocturnes
Romantic choruses celebrate anniversaries for Brahms and Debussy. Set for male chorus and soloist, Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody is a heart-felt plea for redemption for a man without love. Debussy’s shimmering chorus depicts the Homeric legend of women’s voices that soar over the waves to lure enraptured sailors to the rocks.